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Marques Toliver On World Cafe

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The violinist transposes his classical training to songwriting in a style he calls "bohemian noir" that's rich in R&B tradition.

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David Bromberg On World Cafe

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The revered blues and folk guitarist assembles an impressive troop of collaborators on his new album, Use Me.

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'Honeyboy,' The Last Link To Delta Blues

Edwards is one of the last men who knew the iconic bluesman Robert Johnson.

'Honeyboy,' The Last Link To Delta Blues

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The Tedeschi Trucks band performs live on today's World Cafe. James Michin/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Tedeschi Trucks Band On World Cafe

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The blues-rock power couple perform together and discuss their long-awaited collaboration.

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The Twilight Singers On World Cafe

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Hear a live performance from the always-intense Greg Dulli.

The Twilight Singers On World Cafe

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The Calm Blue Sea: Roiling And Towering

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Listen to the guitar-driven band perform a sweeping, cinematic set in this live session with KUT.

The Calm Blue Sea: Roiling And Towering

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Eleanor Friedberger plays live on today's World Cafe. Michael Rubenstein/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Eleanor Friedberger On World Cafe

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Hear a live performance of songs from the indie rocker's artfully understated solo debut.

Eleanor Friedberger On World Cafe

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KCRW Presents: Portugal The Man

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After a handful of false starts, the rock band is finally out with its new album, In the Mountain in the Cloud. Hear Portugal The Man perform live and discuss its Alaska roots in this session with KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic with Jason Bentley.

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Vintage Cafe: James Blake

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Hear the acclaimed London electronic producer perform three cuts from his self-titled debut album.

James Blake On World Cafe

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Grey Reverend: Bedroom Ballads, Spare By Necessity

The acoustic songwriter, born Larry Brown, developed his distinctive guitar style after losing muscle control in two of his fingers. He recorded his full-length debut, Of the Days, in the bedroom of his Brooklyn apartment.

Grey Reverend: Bedroom Ballads, Spare By Necessity

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Kate Bush discusses her new album, Director's Cut, on today's World Cafe. Courtesy of the artist. hide caption

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Kate Bush On World Cafe

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The singular U.K. pop star discusses her new album, Director's Cut, in an in-depth interview.

Kate Bush On World Cafe

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Joseph Arthur On World Cafe

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The prolific and multi-talented singer-songwriter returns.

Joseph Arthur On World Cafe

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P-Funk veteran Bernie Worrell performs songs from his latest album, Standards. Josh Jackson/WBGO hide caption

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Bernie Worrell: The Wizard Of Woo Plays Standards

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In this live session with WBGO, the P-Funk veteran brings an assortment of keyboards and a 10-piece band to perform a funky set of jazz standards.

Bernie Worrell: The Wizard Of Woo Plays Standards

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Warren Haynes On World Cafe

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Hear a live solo set from one of the great American rock'n'roll guitarists.

Warren Haynes On World Cafe

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